She was the daughter of an official, a sweet, gentle, submissive creature.
Making her feel that she had "wronged" him, he took advantage of her phenomenal meekness and submissiveness to trample on the elementary decencies of marriage.
In his mood of doglike submissiveness all feeling of rivalry had died away.
For accepting the love of the righteous together with the impossibility of repaying it, by this submissiveness and the effect of this humility, they will attain at last, as it were, to a certain semblance of that active love which they scorned in life, to something like its outward expressionů.
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She has become silently submissive.
Harriet kissed her hand in silent and submissive gratitude.